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Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho
Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho
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Vishnu Kshetri


On  20th August, Saturday, Bhaskar, Vishnu, Niraj, Anjana, Shreeniwas, Siddhi, Binay Muna (Mrs Sharma) and Shyam (friend of Vishnu) gathered at the office by 6:15 AM. Some of them were busy preparing coffee to welcome other fellow members. After taking refreshing hot sip of coffee, all of us kicked off with enthusiasm to start the journey. Microbus left the office at 7: 00 and we reached the spot at 7:30 AM. We were welcomed by two sentries at the entrance gate. We bought the tickets and commenced our hiking inside Nagarjuna wood. Very soon, a gradual stiff climb began, which lasted half an hour. That was followed by slanting trails for next 30 minutes. After a while we found a place like a park covered with soothing green grasses and surrounded by forest with different fauna. But Southern part was opened, which clearly showed clustered building of Kathmandu valley. We rested for a while enjoying by munching away the snacks-chocolate, yak cheese, biscuit etc. to keep our stamina to continue for rest of our journey. We proceed towards a Buddhist stupa that was in our vision from our breakfast spot. We reached at the place within an hour. At the top of this hill we came across a tower, stupa, and monks’ study house that was built by Tamang Society of Taplejung. The ascend of tower had a room for 6 to7 people. There was a veranda out side the room also, where some of us were enjoying charming beauty of nature. To add joy to our enjoyable trip Anjana and Shyam started to sing and Muna joined the duo. Anjana suggested to dance and other members followed it up. Bhaskar danced superbly and Anjana revealed out to be a good singer. The excursion lasted for 4 hours and approximately covered 13 kilo meters (8.1 miles). It was a memorable journey to be cherished. Appreciation should be given to Bhaskar for suggesting the route and Anjana for making it lively and others for forming the gorgeous team. Enjoy the photographs from the trip.


Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

1. Anjana had the most eventful trip - falling down four times and spraining her knee.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

2. The congested valley.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

3. Enjoying every moment.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

4. The way to ranipouwa.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

5. The magical mist - covers everything up in moments.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

6. We could see the mountains

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

7. A less populated area of the valley.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

8. Singing at the top.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

9. The last lot to reach the top.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

10. It was difficult to get a glimpse around while we were in the woods.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

11. The valley looks crowded from up there.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

12. We're nearly there.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

13. Another bug a major one.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

14. From light to the dark.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

15. A bug was found. Need to enter it in Mantis!

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

16. Helicopters would fly below us, but this plane was higher up.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

17. How can we extend the time we spend at this blissful place Snacks.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

18. The valley beyond.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

19. Niraj found a spot that he liked.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

20. We wanted to set up tents and stay until the next day.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

21. Everyone wanted a single photo in this place.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

22. This was a beautiful spot.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

23. Centipedes on the way.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

24. The beautiful sky

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

25. Flowers on the way

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

26. This is one of the best trek paths you can find in and around Kathmandu.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

27. The trail was mostly flat, being steeply uphill in only two places.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

28. The steps make a good seat.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

29. We'll be there in an hour.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

30. Vishnu and Muna

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31. The trial ahead.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

32. A bit slippery, beware

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33. A bright colored spider.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

34. What happened to my camera

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

35. Bhaskar is always aware when a camera is pointing at him.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

36. No, there's a trek path - Only 5 km!!

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

37. A nice sunny morning to start a trek.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

38. Ready to go - Niraj, Anjana, Bhaskar, Shyam (Vishnu's friend), Vishnu, Muna (Shree's wife), Siddhi, Shree (Taking the photo) and Binay (parking his bike)

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39. At 6:30 AM

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

40. A peacock bidding us goodbye

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

41. i sleep

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

42. Suveying the hills for next weeks destination

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

43. Singing and Dancing

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

44. The clouds covering us from behind.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

45. The horizon

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

46. More mountains

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

47. Chestnut blossum

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

48. Siddhi resting - little did he know who would beat him a bit later.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

49. Part of Jamacho monastery

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

50. Some of them have already reached the tower, Niraj wants to boast he was the first.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

51. Binay Still Fighting with leeches.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

52. Shiddi had a problem with his calf.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

53. Moss

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

54. These people are still reluctant to leave this place

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

55. Getting into the woods from open once more.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

56. The destination

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

57. Hills in the mist.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

58. Zooming in on the valley.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

59. Shyam, look in the front.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

60. Shyams mobile had an interesting ring-tone.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

61. too tired.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

62. Different shades of green in the woods.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

63. Bhaskar enjoying the bliss.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

64. One member that you hadnt seen until now.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

65. Binay fighting the leeches.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

66. Move on guys.

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67. The ladies together.

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68. Mero Aouta Single.

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69. Give me some water please.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

70. Not been here for the past 8 years.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

71. Anjana leads the flatter part of the trail

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

72. Niraj, get off i am shooting the rays.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

73. Deep in the dark woods.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

74. Hey! Wait for us.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

75. Shiddi got somebody behind him this way.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

76. Slippery rocks on the way.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

77. Starting on the trail

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

78. Is this the road we are going to take.

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

79. Newar - To be or not to be

Hiking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho

80. The Lastcomer